19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, April 7, 1914: Back to solid earth again.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Hmm. . . Back to solid earth again??? Nothing really awesome has happened recently in Grandma’s life, so it why did she write this?
Her cousin, Alma Derr, did visit over the week-end, but went home the previous day. Maybe Grandma didn’t have to work as hard when she had a guest (and maybe her parents even did some of her farm chores for her). . . but now that Alma was gone, the normal workload and drudgery returned.